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Jul 27, 2013 11:50am EDT
on c-span's "q & a." houset, some of the debate on two amendments for the defense spending bill that deals with nsa data collection programs. this is about 40 minutes. >> thank you, mr. chairman. the amendment i offer this evening clarifies and confirms the scope of two programs that mr. snowden illegally exposed while sitting in a hotel room in communist china. under section 702, no u.s. citizen in the u.s. can be targeted. i say again, no u.s. person to be targeted in any way by the united states government. while their other authorities, the u.s. person may be subject to an investigation, the u.s. government may not do so under section 702. that is this amendment. the second part of the amendment clarifies section 215, known as the section 501 of fisa. that is no record of the actual conversation of the content that is recorded or collected by the national security agency. the nsa has not been acting outside of its authority. the metadata program is carefully designed with program layers of oversight by all three branches of government. this is precisely where our government
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